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‘Summer’ Holidays

It appears that at the moment I am on a kind of summer holiday at work. I still have deadlines I have to meet, but I’m not working my usualy 10 hours a day!

So blogs about filming and shoots won’t be coming as thick and fast until September time.

Saying that, I have been thinking about what I could do and I shall be editing together a short video this weekend.

I’m calling it, my initiation into London Town…the things a northern lass should know about that London.

Until then, enjoy this picture of a London beetle I found! My finger is there to help show the scale of it.

A beetle taking a stroll in London

The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are that of my own and not my employer.

Blogging, Scripting, Filming and Birthdays!

It’s now very apparent that I can’t blog AND script at the same time!

Writing the Script... first draftI started out quite well with my Scriptwriting Frenzy, but then lost a few days because of filming and celebrating birthdays. This has meant that I am now writing around 4.5 pages a day in order to keep up with the schedule.Actual piece of script from a screengrab

It could be worse…it could be a case of writing something from scratch with just a week and a half to go!

I have also been filming with Josh Dubovie, our hopeful for Eurovision 2010.

I filmed behind the scenes on Wednesday and Thursday, following Josh during his rehearsals.

Then I planned an interview on the Friday morning so that he could talk about the rehearsals and the footage that I had already shot could be used as ‘paints’ to illustrate what Josh spoke about.

I then needed to edit the package together and comply it on Friday afternoon so it could be published.

(Needless to say that the interview was rescheduled for the Thursday afternoon instead. Great as it gave me more time to edit the package. But it meant I had less time to think about the questions.)

Shooting to edit is a very important technique when you have such a small time frame. For example, with this interview I threw some ideas around on the Wednesday afternoon after the first lot of filming to come up with two ‘safe’ options I could talk to Josh about.

These ‘safe’ options couldn’t give away anything that was taking place with the staging.

I chose to ask Josh about being in TVC and the simple dance routine he had been practising.

This consequently meant I knew exactly what to film during the behind the scenes.

A few more filming dates are coming up in the next few weeks which I will tell you about…

For up to the minute information about what I am doing, you can follow my Twitter account.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are that of my own and not my employer.

#computerfail

For all the wrong reasons I love this blog…

http://krafty237.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/bad-things-happen-at-the-worst-possible-time/

I’m just glad that things like this happen to other people as well and I feel your pain Matt.

I just love the progression of feelings used in the tags. You can track the the stages of realisation.

The last time I experienced this was when the guys from Chapman Entertainment came to view the Children in Need 2009 Behind the Scenes edit I did for the single.

After working fine for the two days before the morning meeting, my laptop suddenly decided to be totally stubborn and only work as quickly as a slug would move!

It worked out fine in the end though as Claire and Emily ventured to get their coffee.

Phew! Thank goodness for caffeine addictions!

Cup of Coffee